It is the policy of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to provide equal opportunity in employment and increase representation of people of color, women and other historically underrepresented groups at all levels of state government through the aggressive use of all available personnel tools to recruit, hire, train and promote qualified individuals. It is the intent of this policy to ensure that all citizens, regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, religion, or physical or mental disability have equal opportunity to compete for and obtain employment with the department. The department is committed to building and maintaining a work force of various cultures, including individuals from diverse backgrounds, that reflects the population it is dedicated to serving. Each hiring authority is expected to contribute to the support of this commitment.
The department prohibits discrimination based upon race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, religion, or physical or mental disability in violation of federal and state law and department policy, and it will not be tolerated.